Gamma-aminobutyric acid, the child's growth is not due to it
Gamma-aminobutyric acid is a nerve depressant and is mainly used as a sleep aid. At the same time, it has a sweet taste and is used as a food additive to make people feel happy after eating.
It does not directly promote children's height, but allows children to sleep well and secrete more growth hormone in better sleep to grow well.
Do not give this neurosuppressant to your child if you can get your child to sleep well by natural means, because of the risk of dependence.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid has no direct effect on children's growth
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring non-protein amino acid. It is an important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the human nervous system. 1/3 of the synapses in the whole brain use GABA as a transmitter.
In 2009, my country's Ministry of Health approved γ-aminobutyric acid as a new resource food, which is generally used as food raw materials or additives. That is, gamma-aminobutyric acid cannot be sold alone.
One of the most common functions of gamma-aminobutyric acid is to help sleep. It can be said that this substance is found in sleeping health products.
The Chinese Journal of Eugenics and Genetics published a paper in 2010 that mentioned the effect of γ-aminobutyric acid on the secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland of children, but this article did not indicate the process of action.
This process is the principle of gamma-aminobutyric acid to promote children's height - that is, to increase the length of sleep, improve the quality of sleep, increase the amount of growth hormone secreted by the child itself, and accelerate the growth of the epiphysis.
This is also confirmed by the research done by a key laboratory in Shenzhen. The staff tested the effect of yogurt rich in gamma-aminobutyric acid on the sleep-promoting effect of mice. The results showed that yogurt rich in gamma-aminobutyric acid had no effect on the normal growth of mice, but could improve the sleep of mice. , increased the rate of falling asleep in mice, and prolonged the sleep duration of mice.
Children can sleep well naturally, the key is to cultivate habits
Therefore, Gao Xiaolu does not recommend giving children unnatural means similar to gamma-aminobutyric acid to put children to sleep. Through the development of an accurate biological clock and the optimization of the sleep environment, children can completely develop the good habit of going to bed early to ensure sleep quality.
Adhere to Gao Xiaolu's sleep check-in and remind children to go to bed early every day. The sleep card records of different colors can also form a hidden incentive mechanism to make children interested in early going to bed, and spontaneously go to bed and turn off the lights to sleep.